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Unified Agenda Provides Glimpse into Potential Federal Government Regulations in 2022

Knowledge Center Unified Agenda Provides Glimpse into Potential Federal Government Regulations in 2022 December 16, 2021 Written by Robert Tennant, Vice President Federal Affairs The Fall 2021 Unified Agenda is a document released by the federal government outlining, by department and agency, future regulatory action. While the government is not bound by this document, and…

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Staging the Data Exchange Provisions of the No Surprises Act: One Pathway to Success

Knowledge Center Staging the Data Exchange Provisions of the No Surprises Act: One Pathway to Success December 9, 2021 Written by Robert Tennant, Vice President Federal Affairs In submitting our comments in response to the Interim Final Rule with Comment (IFR) entitled, “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II,” WEDI reiterated support for the intent…

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No Surprises Act National Summit

Knowledge Center No Surprises Act National Summit November 17, 2021 WEDI convened industry stakeholders to discuss the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB) requirements of the 2020 No Surprises Act. The goal for the Summit was to not only identify challenges, but develop consensus recommendations on how best to implement the…

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Podcast Milestone – 5000+ Downloads!

Knowledge Center Podcast Milestone – 5000+ Downloads! November 12, 2021 Written by Michael McNutt The Collective Voice of Health IT podcast was started last year to enhance WEDI’s educational outreach and tap into a popular new media format. Produced by WEDI, the podcast offers relevant conversations with health IT’s top thought leaders. Available on WEDI’s…

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Health Literacy Month

Knowledge Center Health Literacy Month October 21, 2021 To mark Health Literacy Month, we’re highlighting resources that can help providers better explain the services that are available to their patients through their health coverage: Review and share Coverage to Care resources, which help patients understand their health coverage and connect to primary care and the…

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The Challenge of Health Care Literacy

Knowledge Center The Challenge of Health Care Literacy September 28, 2021 Written by Samantha Holvey Universal health care might be out of the question for the U.S. but what about a universal ability of patients to understand the health care system? WEDI President & CEO, Charles Stellar mentioned to me that he was trying to…

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TEFCA! C-CDA to FHIR Conversion

Knowledge Center TEFCA! C-CDA to FHIR Conversion September 9, 2021 As part of our final web event focused on TEFCA, we welcomed Rick Geimer, Chief Innovation Officer with Lantana Consulting, who covered CDA, C-CDA, and FHIR documents; discussed the relationship between C-CDA-on-FHIR and the US Core; conversion between formats; and presented a live walk-through of…

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I’ve got an app for that…. But can my doctor see it?

Knowledge Center I’ve got an app for that…. But can my doctor see it? September 9, 2021 Written by Samantha Holvey Just about everyone can capture, carry, and transmit their electronic health information  around in their pockets, but can doctors handle the additional data from wearables and smart phones? An iwatch can monitor heart rate,…

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WEDI Podcasts Reach New Heights

Knowledge Center WEDI Podcasts Reach New Heights September 9, 2021  Written by Michael McNutt The summer of 2020 saw WEDI launch a new venture– a podcast series called “The Collective Voice of Health IT”. The weekly program, hosted by Matthew Albright, WEDI Board Member, Communications Committee Chair, and Chief Legislative Affairs Officer at Zelis Payments,…

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No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule and Data Exchange Challenges

Knowledge Center No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule and Data Exchange Challenges September 8, 2021 Written by Robert Tennant, Vice President Federal Affairs The federal government issued the first of potentially multiple interim final rules implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act. Overall, WEDI strongly endorses the overall goals of the No Surprises Act legislation…

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